1981 October Movies

Nightmare (1981)

Nightmare

    • R
    • 97 min
    • Horror

    A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than interested in and when he tries to kill them, he finds that it's not that easy. Written by Tobias Broljung <[email protected]>

    Priest of Love (1981)

    Priest of Love

      • R
      • 125 min
      • Biography

      Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow," D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they return to England for a short time, then to Italy, where Lawrence writes "Lady Chatterley's Lover." Written by George S. Davis <[email protected]>

      Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (1981)

      Red Flag: The Ultimate Game

        • Unrated
        • 100 min
        • Drama

        Two fighter pilots (Devane and Bostwick) who flew together in Vietnam are assigned to the elite Air Force Fighter Weapons School (known as "Red Flag") at Nellis AFB, Nevada about a decade after the war. Brash, self-confident Devane is an instructor, while quieter, family man Bostwick is the student. At first, the two men resume their friendship. But as the student starts to show the master a thing or two, tensions develop. Can their relationship survive the stresses of one of the...

        Shock Treatment (1981)

        Shock Treatment

        • 40%
        • PG
        • 94 min
        • Comedy

        Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

        Stations of the Elevated (1981)

        Stations of the Elevated

        • 100%
        • 45 min
        • Documentary

        1979, shot in the Bronx, 45 min long, and chock full of rare vintage graffiti, mostly Fabulous Five stuff; Lee and Slave mostly. There are no words, just an eerie, dope, sparse soundscape by Charles Mingus and his sextet. The film is a haunting look at rolling steel on the trains of NYC.

        The Animals Film (1981)

        The Animals Film

          • Unrated
          • 136 min
          • Documentary

          Shockingly relevant to today, the film probes the use of animals as entertainment, as pets, for food, for scientific and military research. Stuffed with footage never before shown, the film is laced with deliciously ironic extracts of government films and newsreels. The makers had unprecedented access, to Roger Ulrich for example, a noted psychologist whose career was built on experimenting on primates until his life took an astonishing turn...

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          The Circle of Deceit (1981)

          The Circle of Deceit

            • R
            • 108 min
            • Documentary

            Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he meets some important people and discovers the everyday face of the war. He also has to figure out about his home life, where his marriage is in a big crisis.

            - Written by

            Benjamin Stello

            The Enchanted Journey (1981)

            The Enchanted Journey

              • Unrated
              • 90 min
              • Animation

              Glicko, a young chipmunk living in the city with his sister, is enticed by the words of Pippo, the carrier pigeon, to leave home and find the Great Forest, the true home of chipmunks. Setting off alone, he encounters various friends and enemies as he tries to leave the big city and reach his legendary homeland.

              - Written by

              Marlex

              The Pit (1981)

              The Pit

                • R
                • 97 min
                • Horror

                Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a misunderstood lad. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep pit full of man-eating creatures he calls Trogs... and it isn't long before he gets an idea for getting revenge and feeding the Trogs in the process! Written by Jeremy Lunt <[email protected]>

                The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies (1981)

                The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies

                  • Unrated
                  • 100 min
                  • Comedy

                  Jed Clamplett and his backwoods family help solve an energy crisis in their own rustic ways for their Beverly Hills neighborhood they still cannot adjust to.

                  The Wave (1981)

                  The Wave

                    • Unrated
                    • 44 min
                    • Short

                    To explain to his students the atmosphere in the 1930's Nazi-Germany, history teacher Burt Ross initiates a daring experiment. He declares himself leader of a new movement, called 'The Wave'. Inspired, he proclaims ideas about Power, Discipline and Superiority. His students are strikingly willing to follow him. Soon the entire school is under the spell of 'The Wave'. Anyone who refuses to be a part of the Movement, faces threats or worse. Ross himself gets carried away...

                    Trances (1981)

                    Trances

                      • Unrated
                      • 90 min
                      • Musical

                      The group's "Trances" are our equivalent of "soul music", our irrationality. I followed the example of the Nass El Ghiwane themselves: I went back to the roots. They draw their music from the last thousand years of Moroccan and African history. the film sets out to reveal and emphasize this heritage. I chose the music of the Saharan brotherhood, The Gnawas, and the verses of the famous poet El Mejdoub, to underline the trances Written by El Maanouni, Ahmed